I do hope all my friends, visitors and followers don't feel neglected. Life has been very busy while the plans I have fall into the abyss. It's getting colder here and the floor heating is ON. I'm thoroughly enjoying walking around bare-footed which I prefer, mostly indoors that is. Snug as a bug in a rug.
This week I've been playing with water-soluble inks, mostly Distress or Kaleidacolour applied to a foam sheet and picked up with stamps or directly onto the paper. I've used the technique to help 'salvage' some poor things in a lamentable pile that didn't make it to the finishing line.
|Centre is the nautilus shell "By the Sea".|
On my desk from left to right - my palette of water colour crayons for "By the Sea" and the mini misters one of which is China blue DI and gold Perfect Pearls to add some shine to this piece. Then there are dishes of pumpkin and chilli seeds waiting for little envelopes and my WOYWW manikin in a great hurry. There are more deodorant roll-on balls waiting for inky colour before joining the cats' playtime routine, and sundry tools in use.
|Up close, and it's in need of something more...|
Whilst I love these colours which are evocative of a mysterious under-water mood, I decided it needs more dimension. I added some high-lights in white to give the components of the stamp their own lives, so-to-speak.
|Some high-lights added with white gel pen to the nautilus, the sea star and the interstices of the net. |
Using a yellow/gold metallic matt enlivens it too. Watch for the finished article.
|I have an old corrugated cardboard box which will recycle nicely as a second matt.|
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I wonder how people are faring in Oklahoma City today. Are you okay Vickie? There were devastating scenes of the tornado on tonight's news - hard to believe so much damage in so little time. Wishing all those who are homeless and damaged very best wishes for this time of rebuilding your lives.